On Saturday night, Kamaru Usman wrested the UFC welterweight strap from the waist of long-time champion Tyron Woodley.
It was a near flawless victory from Usman, who dominated the champion for five rounds to earn a unanimous decision victory. Some stats collected by Michael Carroll on Twitter, however, reveal Usman’s win was more than just impressive. It was record-breaking.
Check out these jaw-dropping stats, shared by UFC play-by-play commentator Jon Anik, below:
“Kamaru Usman’s 192 body strikes landed v. Woodley = new single-fight UFC record. Usman’s total strike differential of +276 (336-60) = largest in UFC title fight history. 336 total strikes = 2nd most landed in a UFC fight. Historic output.” – Jon Anik on Twitter.
With his record-breaking, title-winning defeat of Tyron Woodley, the new champion Kamaru Usman extends his current win-streak to 14-straight, not including his exhibition victories on The Ultimate Fighter. His last 10 victories occurred in the UFC’s Octagon, where he’s bested top-flight foes such as Leon Edwards, Sergio Moraes, Emil Meek, Demian Maia, Rafael dos Anjos, and of course, Tyron Woodley.
In his next fight, he’s expected to defend his title against his arch rival Colby Covington.
What did you think of the record-breaking performance put forth by Kamaru Usman at UFC 235?
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 3/5/2019.